Audi A8 News

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    It's no secret that cars are getting more connected every day. Since GM introduced OnStar more than a decade ago, the way that modern vehicles communicate with the world around them has gotten more and more sophisticated. So it's no surprise that Audi will be introducing the next-generation of wireless connectivity in its flagship sedan, the A8 L. Using 4G LTE technology developed in conjunction with Alcatel-Lucent, the prototype A8 L will allow much higher data transmission rates than current 3G technology. How much faster? According to Audi, 3G transmits at about 14.4 megabits per second...

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    Video: Audi Taps Kenny G (Figuratively Speaking)

    Not so long ago, Kenny G was a major threat to the civilized world. Sleepy, innocuous notes rolled out of his saxophone and onto the world's airwaves, lulling us all into a false sense of comfort and security. Things could've gone terribly wrong, but Kenny's unearthly talent was, in fact, his own...

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    Video: Audi Super Bowl Commercial Says Goodnight To S-Class

    There's nothing wrong with a little friendly ribbing, but Audi has been known to get right up in BMW's and Mercedes' faces with its ad campaigns. The latest, a 60-second spot for the Super Bowl, does it artfully, if less obviously. Based on the 1947 children's book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise...

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    VIDEO: 2011 Audi A8 Commercial Sends the Wrong Message

    Audi has released a new commercial for the all-new 2011 Audi A8, taking on "old luxury and all of your wares" with a twist on the classic bedtime story, "Goodnight Moon." When it comes to German luxury sedans, Audi is widely regarded by reviewers as the smartest kid in the class. But despite its...

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    2011 Audi A8: The Cure for Boredom

    What is a cure? The term seems to have a variety of associations including the solution to an epidemic--or the name for a classic English rock band. However the new Audi A8 seems to offer a new definition the solution to boredom. Whether it is the average consumer or auto-enthusiast, we have all...

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    2011 Audi A8 Priced From $78,050

    Audi has announced prices for its new 2011 A8 flagship luxury sedan, which has just hit showrooms and will be followed by the long-wheelbase A8 L variant next month. Pricing for the new 2011 Audi A8 starts at $78,050 (excluding $875 destination and dealer charges). For the money, customers get a...

  • After acquiring Keyhole, Inc. and its EarthViewer 3D technology in 2004, Google launched Google Earth a year later. The product functions as an interactive map of the Earth by superimposing satellite imagery and aerial photography on top of a three-dimensional model of our planet. In fact, Google Earth formed the foundation of many of today’s emerging “augmented reality” applications that are being developed for  smartphones, as it integrated Wikipedia and other online information sources with its map data, thereby creating what Google called the “geographic...

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    Audi A8 Goes Wireless

    A new option has appeared on the A8 option list. It's a wireless Internet connection provided by a WLAN  hot-spot installed in the car, which is capable of managing up to eight connections at a time from iPads, notebooks and netbooks. The connection is protected via the WPA2 encryption standard...

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    2010 Beijing Auto Show: 2011 Audi A8 L

    At the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, Audi unearthed its long wheelbase version of the new 2011 Audi A8. Although it’s still short of its main competitors (pun intended), the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S Series, it gets Audi’s foot in the door. The long wheelbase A8 L’s reveal at the...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show: 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid Live Photos

    The 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid is Audi's first foray into large-car hybrid drive, and it's a solid one, promising a balance of performance and lower emissions. Unlike the latest spate of luxury hybrids, the performance emphasis is on the combustion engine, rather than the hybrid system, however. It's not...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

    Hybrids are rapidly shaping up to be the hot topic among luxury carmakers at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but not in the way you might expect. Porsche is dabbling in ultra-high-performance hybrids, and Audi is entering the game with the 2012 A8 sedan, a luxury executive limo with performance and...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show Debut For Audi A8 Hybrid

    Both of its closest rivals are on the verge of launching hybrid versions of their flagship sedans but for German luxury automaker Audi and its A8, a hybrid model is still some months away. Speaking with reporters at this week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Audi chief Rupert Stadler revealed that a...

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    When the 2011 Audi A8 hits showrooms next year, it's bringing everyone's favorite SEO slavedriver to the party: Google. Audi says it's integrating various Google services into the new A8's MultiMedia Interface (MMI) with the introduction of the new A8, which we revealed for you two weeks ago live from Miami. Other automakers have brought Google into their cars. BMW USA, for example, lets drivers send Google Maps links to their cars' navigation systems as pre-programmed waypoints. European BMW drivers can actually use the Web search engine from the back seat of the 2009 BMW 7-Series, but...

  • Audi and Infiniti Debut New Vehicles on Facebook

    A lot is going on when it's Auto Show week. With the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing, automakers were looking for ways to involve those who couldn't visit the land of swimmin' pools and movie stars. Audi and Infiniti decided to bring their reveal events online to the popular social networking...

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    First Details On 2011 Audi S8, S7 And S1 Confirmed

    The wraps have just come off the all-new 2011 Audi A8, which is set to sail into showrooms in the second half of next year with a choice of V-6 and V-8 powerplants. As the fourth generation of the flagship A8 sedan, the 2011 A8 offers an all-new look and a range of updated technology. But what it...

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    2011 Audi A8 Preview

    On the eve of the 2009 L.A. Auto Show, Audi is across the continent at the "Art of Progress" exhibition in Miami, with Lucy Liu presenting the new 2011 Audi A8. Our own Marty Padgett is on hand to bring us the latest, updating live from the floor of the event in the widget below. The 2011 Audi A8...

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    Video: 2011 Audi A8 Teased Ahead Of November 30 Reveal

    The current Audi A8 has been on sale since 2003 and since that time has only received a minor facelift to keep it fresh alongside the updated Mercedes Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and new BMW 7-series. But as announced this week, Audi plans to reveal its new 2011 A8 in Miami Beach on November 30--just...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A8 Hits The 'Ring

    The current Audi A8 has been on sale since 2003 and since that time has only received a minor facelift to keep it fresh alongside the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and new BMW 7-Series. The minor styling changes implemented during the recent facelift will have to soldier on for at least...

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    Windows Mobile devices have been doing it for years. Palm devices for even longer. So why haven't high-end luxury cars offered handwriting recognition as a standard feature yet? That question may soon be answered - whether for the good or the bad - with the next-gen Audi A8. Set for a debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the next Audi A8 is expected to come with handwriting recognition according to a report from Germany's Autobild. The input device will be a center console-mounted touchpad, much like what you'd find on a typical modern laptop. The device would replace a plethora of...

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    Audi A1 and A8 will miss September’s Frankfurt Motor Show

    Audi is working on a handful of new models set for launch over the next 12 months but despite the prominence of the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show two of the key models won’t be appearing. The cars are the all-new A1 minicar and next-generation A8 flagship. Both cars are expected to be...

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    Mariani adds Italian flair to the Audi S8, turns it up to 501hp

    Mariani may not be a household name in Audi tuning, but if they keep putting out projects like their latest upgrade program for the Audi A8 and S8, they're likely to grow a following. Combining clean aesthetics with respectable performance upgrades, the Mariani Audi S8 improves on the original. In...

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    Audi offers A8 with new Comfort and Sport packages

    Audi’s A8 flagship will have to soldier on in its current form for just a little while longer as the all-new 2011 model is a little more than a year away, so to help it along in showrooms Audi has released two new packages emphasizing the car’s comfort and sporting qualities. Starting...

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    Audi Releases Official Sketches For A5 Sportback, A7 And Next-Gen A8

    Just as it did back in July with its upcoming R8 Spider convertible, Audi has released several teaser sketches for some of its important future models. The images reveal new details about the upcoming A5 Sportback model due next year as well the all-new 2010 A7 four-door coupe and next-generation...

  • Audi A8 gets a facelift for 2008
    Audi A8 gets a facelift for 2008

    Audi’s A8 limo has come in for a minor facelift for the 2008 model year but the changes are so mild that it’d take a serious Audiphile to spot them. On the outside, the changes to the car include the addition of new side-mirrors with integrated indicators, new alloys, and LED taillamps...

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